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Sunday Seminars have proved to be great

opportunities to network with fellow alumni,

clinicians, vision scientists and industry


Each Sunday Series program

offers 5 hours of COPE certified CE.


Come join us!



NECO alumni receive 3 hours of complimentary Continuing Education for Calendar Year 2014

~ for use toward an AM session only ~

Sunday Series Schedule

  8:15 AM -   9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Session

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch

12:30 PM -   2:30 PM Afternoon Session


September 21, 2014 - NECO                                                              

MYOPIA:  Not Just Another Refractive Error

Evidence-based Clinical Management of Myopia

- Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, OD, ‘10 PhD,

Assistant Professor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry  

Ortho-K: Is It OK? - Andrew McLeod, OD ‘06, Director, Contact Lens Programs

Assistant Professor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry

A Contemporary Look at Surgical Correction for Myopia -

Kristen Brown, OD, Clinic Director, TLC Laser Center




October 19, 2014 - The Hotel Northampton, Northampton, Massachusetts  

36 King Street,

Northampton, MA 01060

Tel: 413-585-0210


Special Topics in Primary Eye Care

Postoperative Care for the Primary Care Optometrist - John Frangie, MD

Systemic Medications: Considerations for the Primary Care Optometrist - Leonard Oshinskie, OD

Cases Creating Question - Leonard Oshinskie, OD

Diabetes Update - Tony Cavallerano, OD ‘72





Sunday, November 2, 2014 - NECO

Grand Rounds and Clinical Challenges

Case studies are the foundation for refining clinical

decision making skills and can help to illustrate an

evidence-based approach to treatment and

management. This program offers the opportunity

to share clinical experiences with the experts and

to learn best practices when encountering challenging

clinical situations.


Joseph Shovlin, OD

Elena Biffi, OD, ’10, M.Sc.

Vasiliki Poulaki, MD, PhD




Sunday, December 7, 2014 - NECO

Emerging Trends in the Management of Dry Eye

 A Panel Discussion

This program considers the important causes of dry

eye and ocular surface disease, presents an overview

of local and systemic causes, discusses differential

diagnosis, and proposes an evidence based approach

to management and patient care. Emphasis is placed

on both the palliative and restorative approach to care.

Participants will receive updated information on

evolving clinical paradigms and best practices.  The

discussion also includes a comprehensive diagnostic

approach to targeted treatment of dry eye.



Donald Korb, OD, ‘57

Amy Nau, OD ‘00

David Murakami, OD

Chris Kenrick, OD

Caroline Blackie, OD, PhD  



Current Concepts and Emerging Trends

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an important

causefor severe vision loss. This presentation considers

ocular,personal and environmental risk factorsfor AMD

and discusses emerging and evolving trends in the

treatment of this important sight threatening disorder.  


Come join us and enjoy an evening with fellow NECO Alumni!

1 Hour of COPE certified CE credit

Lecturer:  Tony Cavallerano, OD ‘72



Home Town Series - Toronto, Ontario

September 18, 2014

GLOW Fresh Grill

7 Marie Labatte Road

Toronto, Ontario M3C 0J1

Tel:  416-384-1133


Home Town Series - New York, NY

October 22, 2014

Brick NYC

22 Warren Street

New York, NY 10001

Tel: 212-577-2725


Home Town Series - Bethesda, MD

October 23, 2014

Positanto Ristorante Italiano

4940-4948 Fairmount Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814

Tel: 301-654-1717



Home Town Series - Los Angeles, CA

March 3, 2015 

Location: TBA



Home Town Series - Morristown, NJ

April 23, 2014

Location: TBA